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Some additional sources may be found on the Data and Statistical Services Health Page.

OECD Health Data
Examines national health systems for OECD member countries in a general, demographic, economic, and social context. 1960+

Global Health Observatory (formerly WHOSIS)
Guide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the World Health Organization.

Hospital Statistics. American Hospital Association, 1972+ (note: not published in 1973).  Summary book of the data compiled from the American Hospital Association annual surveys. Each edition typically covers the previous year's data and in some cases 2 years prior. RA981.A2A6234 (Current volume in DSS)   For earlier years, the American Hospital Association monthly journal "Hospitals" included summary statistics regularly in various issues.  Check the annual index (last volume of each year) for months and topics under "Statistics".   Princeton holdings are spotty with earliest back to 1952.

Annual Survey of Hospitals
Producer: American Hospital Association
Years covered: 1975-2016
Scope: surveys for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals on utilization and cost related matters
Sample Size and Makeup: profit and not-for-profit hospitals
How segmented: by state, type of authority, type of service, bed size, metropolitan statistical area size
Where is the documentation? (DSS) RA981.A2.A32
Sample Questions:
How many doctors, nurses, etc. does each hospital have? Which hospitals provide hospice care? Cardiac facilities? Does your hospital provide an HMO? PPO? Indemnity Plan? What were the total Medicare and Medicaid discharges? What were the employee benefits?

Health United States. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 1975- .
Presents national trends in United States health status.
RA407.3.U57a (Current volume in DSS)